• Rebecca Kopperud

Mountain Top Lover's High

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Hot damn! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you lovers out there.  Often I am sharing swoon worthy images of amazing nature scenes, or gorgeous flowers, or high fashion... but for today, it is all about this couple! 

I just love all of these photos taken by Chugach Peaks Photography. They captured this couple perfectly.   They are so sweet and you can tell... this groom is freaking in L-O-V-E!!!! 

photo credit: Chugach Peaks

Okay but let's back up here a bit. This elopement was just two people, sneaking off to get married, which I LOVE. I am a total sucker for elopements. It's snowing right now, and in between typing I'm making homemade baked mac and cheese for my hubby's Valentines Day dinner. 

So settle in. I want to tell you this story. 

And there are just so many good pictures to share!

Theresa contacted me because she was going to be in Alaska the first two weeks of July for a conference and thought... why not get married in Alaska?

Right?! Why not! 

Our bride wanted a spot very mountainous (CHECK!)

AND somewhere that "screamed ALASKA!"  (CHECK! CHECK!) 

So this adorable couple, Theresa and Jason from Wisconsin booked us and started planning their Alaska get away. 

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Theresa wanted wedding flowers that included rustic greenery and a touch of whimsy with wildflowers.  I loved the white irises the florist incorporated, which really pulled this bouquet together.  It gives it such a beautiful, wild Alaskan feel, but the colors were still delicate and soft. 

Our couple decided on a simple ceremony at Alyeska Resort.  Laura Wilson was their coordinator and met Theresa in her hotel room to get ready. They kicked Jason out of the room and then did a first look by the pond, out along side the hotel. 

After seeing his bride for the first time, and having a tearful intimate moment between the two of them, they took off on an adventure with their photographer to capture some fun photos before the ceremony.

And it got a little steamy... 

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

At first they considered an Alaska cruise but thought they would see more of the state if they traveled independently.

I loved that they were so willing to tromp around through deep grass, scramble up rocks, and be adventurous, so they were able to get so many great photos from their fantastic photographer. 

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Then it was back to the resort to make it legal! They took the tram up the mountain to have a beautiful mountain top ceremony.

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Rev. Dorothy officiated in a personalized ceremony. In the photo below the groom is reaching for the rings from our coordinator, Laura Wilson.

Once it was legal, they popped the champagne and toasted to love! Because it is a celebration after all. Even if it is just two people...  

I seriously cannot get enough of this groom's happy face! 

Yeah buddy! You won! Huge congrats to Theresa and Jason.  You guys make my nerdy planner's heart melt.


Location: Alyeska Resort and around Girdwood

Elopement Coordinator: Laura Wilson, La Boum Events

Florist: Simple Petal

Hair and Make Up: Amber Molen, Meraki Studio AK

Photographer: Chugach Peaks Photography

This was an elopement that Laura Wilson coordinated, though I am blogging about it today. Either Laura or I would love to work with you on your elopement, Alaskan wedding or event!

To book myself or Laura fill out our CONTACT form to get started.

xoxo - Rebecca


"I love cooking and getting lost in a good book. The best day in the office is jumping on a helicopter and escaping into the wilds of Alaska with a couple for an incredible experience."

Laura Wilson has been a collaborative planner and coordinator with La Boum Events since 2013. She has produced hundreds of events from corporate, to family parties, non-profit events, weddings and elopements.

She works one-on-one with clients to create well organized, quality events. Interested in working with Laura? Fill out our CONTACT FORM to get started.

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